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Subject: info about the Greifswalder Ukrainicum program,
     3-15 September  (Ukr. text of same in attachment)

On September 3-15, 2007, the „Greifswalder Ukrainicum" will take place for the 
twelfth time in Greifswald at the Alfried Krupp Institute for the Advanced 
Studies. Organized jointly by Alexander Kratochvil (Greifswald), George G. 
Grabowicz (Harvard) and Rudolf A. Mark (Hamburg), this year's „Greifswalder 
Ukrainicum" showcases a new program and a new name - the International Summer 

Language courses of different levels of proficiency are offered in the 
mornings. These courses will give students an opportunity to learn Ukrainian or 
to refresh their knowledge of the language. Furthermore, approximately 15 
Ukrainian students from Kyiv, L'viv and Drohobych will provide a native-speaker 
environment. Upon a successful completion of the language course (36 hours of 
class time in total), the participants will receive a certificate from the 
Alfried Krupp Institute for the Advanced Studies.

In the afternoon the program participants will attend a seminar of their 
choice. The first seminar – „20th Century Ukrainian Literature: Rethinking the 
Canon" – offers an introduction to the 20th century Ukrainian literature. The 
seminar will be conducted by Prof. George G. Grabowicz (Harvard University) in 
English or Ukrainian, depending on the participants' preference. In addition, a 
seminar will be offered in German titled „Wendepunkte in der Geschichte der 
Ukraine im 20. Jahrhundert" („Turning Points in the History of Ukraine in the 
20th Century") and will be taught by Rudolf A. Mark, one of the leading 
scholars in the field of modern history of Ukraine, who now teaches at Hamburg.

At least three other guest speakers will participate in every seminar, among 
them Tamara Hundorova (National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv), Halyna 
Hryn (Harvard University), Jurij Proxas'ko (L'viv), Gerhard Simon (Köln), Frank 
Golczewski (Hamburg), and Michael Moser (Vienna).

For the participation in one of the seminars at the Summer School (32 hours of 
class time in total) students will be awarded certificates of the Alfried Krupp 
Institute for Advanced Studies Greifswald. The universities will decide about 
the credit transfer after receiving students' applications.

This year for the first time in the history of the program the participants 
will be sent extensive study materials (primary texts and secondary materials) 
for preparation. Therefore, we urge you to register as early as possible. 
Please indicate in your application which afternoon seminar you would like to 

You can send your applications (preferably via e-mail) to the following 
<mailto:tagungsbuero@wiko-greifswald.de>tagungsbuero@wiko-greifswald.de The 
program fee is 80 Euro (for high school, university, college students, and 
unemployed – 45 Euro). The fee includes the cost of the study materials and 
their shipping, partial meals during the Ukrainicum as well as an excursion on 
September 9th. With the confirmation of the registration in the program the 
participants from the EU countries will receive the bank account number. Please 
pay the program fee to this account by August 20, 2007. The participants from 
countries outside of the EU can pay their fees in cash on September 3, 2007 
before the beginning of classes. In order to be able to send you the course 
materials, we strongly urge you to transfer the fee in timely fashion and to 
clearly indicate your mailing address in the application.

Convenient rooms at students' residences can be reserved upon request.

As during previous Ukrainicums, we offer a rich cultural program (movie and 
music nights, literature readings), which will correlate with and supplement 
the seminars. This year among others we expect to see Serhii Zhadan, Liubko 
Deresh, and Irena Karpa.
Literature readings begin September 7 at 7:30pm.

The topic of this year's cinema-forum is Ukraine-Caucasus solidarity against 
the Moscow rule. Ivan Kavaleridze's film Prometheus, filmed in 1935 and 
immediately banned by Stalin, is inspired by Shevchenko's long poem Caucasus 
and uses the techniques reminiscent of Bertolt Brecht's 'epic theater'. Dr. 
Hans-Joachim Schlegel will deliver an opening lecture.

Program Structure:
First half of the day (Monday through Friday, two two-hour classes per day, 36 
hours in total):
Ukrainian language practice (3 language levels, students' proficiency level 
will be determined on September 3, 2007, prior to the beginning of the course).

Group work: students will work together with original language materials 
(printed, audio and video learning materials, and Internet) as part of their 
preparation for the afternoon seminars.

Second half of the day (first week: Tuesday through Friday, second week: Monday 
through Thursday, two two-hour classes per day, 32 hours in total).

George G. Grabowicz (Harvard/ Cambridge):
20th Century Ukrainian Literature: "Rethinking the Canon"
(with Tamara Hundorova, Halyna Hryn, Jurij Proxas'ko and others)

Tuesday, Sept 4th

1. Introduction: overview of the historical context; problems of the canon; 
problems of reception; bibliography and sources; historiography. Ukrainian 
literature at the beginning of the 20th century: the tradition of populism and 
of literature as social action and national cause. Modernist poetics and the 
well-springs of   Ukrainian modernism: Oles', Voronyj, Moloda Muza.
Poetry and Revolution.  Tychyna as a central problem of 20th c. Ukrainian 
literature;   symbolism and impressionism; tradition and innovation; the 
interface of poetry, canon, and society.
P. Tychyna: Sonjašni klarnety, Pluh, Zamist' sonetiv i oktav. Viter z Ukrajiny, 
V kosmichnomu orkestri, Chernihiv, Partija vede, Shablja Kotovs'koho.
Secondary sources:
"Discussion: Ukrainian Modernism," Harvard Ukrainian Studies (HUS), vol XV, 
No.4/4, Dec. 1991.
G. Grabowicz, "The Poetry of Reconstitution" (or Ukrainian translation in Do 
istoriji Ukrajins'koji literatury) and "Pavlo Tychyna," in: European Writers, 
the Twentieth Century; "Tychyna's Chernihiv"..
S. Pavlychko, Dyskurs modernizmu v ukrajins'kij literaturi, Kyiv, 1997
L. Novychenko, Poezija i revoljucija, K. 1968

Wednesday, Sept. 5th
2. Modernism Cont'd.: the Neoclassicists (Zerov, Ryl's'kyj), Futurism (Semenko) 
and Bazhan.
Selected poetry of Zerov and Ryl's'kyj, Semenko, Bazhan.
O. Ilnytzkyj: Ukrainian Futurism.

Thursday, Sept. 6th
3. Prose and Revolution: "Romantic Revolution" and the new psychologism. 
Deconstructing the Ukrainian canon. Xvyl'ovyj's symbolic autobiography. The 
reception of Xvyl'ovyj, VAPLITE and Literaturnyj Jarmarok. (with Halyna Hryn)
Xvyl'ovyj: "Redaktor Kark," "Ja. Romantyka," "Arabesky," "Povist' pro 
sanatorijnu zonu," "Val'dshnepy,"; selected polemical pamphlets: "Kamo 
hrjadeshy," "Apolohety pysaryzmu".
Secondary sources:
G. Grabowicz: "Symbolic Autobiography in the Prose of Mykola Xvyl'ovyj."
M. Shkandrij: M. Khvylovy, The Cultural Renaissance in Ukraine.

Friday, Sept. 7th
4. Lit. Jarmarok cont'd: Johansen and Mykola Kulish; the avant-garde of 
Domontovych (with Halyna Hryn and Tamara Hundorova).
M. Johansen: Podorozh Dr. Leonardo...; Domontovych : Dr. Serafikus;
Background: M. Tarnawsky, Between Reason and Irrationality;

Monday, Sept. 10th
5. Western Ukrainian Literature: Between Ideology and the avant-garde: the 
Prague group; Ukrainian acmeism (Olzhych); "Pure poetry": Antonych; and in 
Soviet Ukraine­Svidzins'kyj.
Poetry-as-engagement and ideology.  The re-working of native and "borrowed" 
traditions: neo-classicism   and acmeism. Antony and the problem of national 
and trans-national literary (poetic) values: westernism, imaginism, 
mythopoesis, metaphysics.  The problems of a "philosophical" poetry.
(with Jurij Proxas'ko)
selected poetry of Teliha, Olzhych; selected poetry of Antonych .

Tuesday, Sept. 11th
6. Emigration: MUR (Kostec'kyj, Kosach); Barka and Zujevs'kyj;  the New York 
Group poets: Emma Andijevs'ka, Jurij Tarnavs'kyj,  Bohdan Rubchak.
Are the New York Group the first intrinsic Ukrainian modernists? The rethinking 
and re-working of tradition; late emigre literature; the mavericks (Smotrych).
selected poetry of Barka, Zujevs'kyj, Bojchuk, Rubchak, Tarnavs'kyj, 
Andijevs'ka and Smotrych; selected prose of Kosach and Kostec'kyj.
Background: G. Grabowicz: "The Voices of Emigre Literature" and "U pošukax 
velykoji literatury" (English version: "A Great Literature")

Wednesday, Sept. 12th
7. Socialist Realism (Honchar); Post-Stalinist Thaw, Dovzhenko; and the writers 
of the 60s (shistdesjatnyky; Drach, Kostenko, Holoborod'ko.
(with Tamara Hundorova and Halyna Hryn)
Socialist Realism: the case of Hon ar; literature as propaganda and ritual; the 
question of differentiation and quality.   "Dissident literature": Stus and 
Kalynec'.  The problem of approach and valuation cont'd.
O. Hon ar, "Sonjašnyky"; selected poetry of Stus and Kalynec'
Background: C. Clark: The Soviet Novel; A. Tertz, Socialist Realism; M. 
Pavlyshyn, Kanon ta ikonostas

Thursday, Sept. 13th
8. From the writers of the 80s (visimdesyatnyky) to Postmodernism: Lysheha; 
Dibrova; Zholdak; Vynnychuk;   Bu-Ba-Bu; Andruxovych; Zabuzhko.
(with Tamara Hundorova and Jurij Prokhas’ko)
The problem of modernism and post-modernism. Bu-Ba-Bu and other "underground" 
groups; Izdryk.
Poetry of Bu-Ba-Bu;
selected poetry of Oleh Lysheha. Ju. Andruxovych: Rekreaciji. O.- Zabuzhko: 
Pol'ovi doslidzhennja z ukrajins'koho seksu.
Background: Mala ukrajins'ka encyklopedija aktual'noji literatury; T. 
Hundorova: Post-chornobyl'ska biblioteka.


Rudolf A. Mark (Hamburg) „Wendepunkte in der Geschichte der Ukraine im 20. 
(With Gerhard Simon, Frank Golczewski, Michael Moser and others)

Historical development of Ukraine in the last century was marked by dramatic 
turns and major milestones. At the beginning of the century, before World War 
I, the country was divided many times and its population belonged to the 
Russian Empire and the Habsburg Monarchy. At the end of the century, Bolshevik 
dictatorship was overturned and for the first time in its history Ukraine 
became independent.
The outlined period that lasted approximately one hundred years with its 
significant events, turning points, and cataclysms will be the focus of the 

Participants of the seminar will have an opportunity to become familiarized 
with the key primary sources, background literature, and the state of research, 
as well as with current scholarly discourses on the topics of their choice.

Class Structure:
Introductory lecture by the professor
Short presentations by the participants
The joint examination of sources

1. Tuesday, Sept 4th:
Ukraine before World War I. National movement: its definition and conception.
  (Readings: Julijan Ba yns’kyj: Ukrajina irredenta, in: Ukrajins’ka 
suspil’no-polity na dumka v 20 stolitti. Dokumenty i materijali, vol. I. Ed. T. 
Hunchak and Roman Sol’chanyk. O. O. 1983, p. 26-33; Jobst, Kerstin S.: 
Marxismus und Nationalismus: Julijan Batschyns’kyj und die Rezeption seiner 
„Ukraïna irredenta“ (1895/96) als Konzept der ukrainischen Unabhängigkeit?, in: 
Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 45 (1997) H. 1, p. 31-47)

2. Wednesday, Sept. 5th:
Failed attempts of state formation in 1917-1921.
(Readings: Chetvertyj universal Ukrajins’koji Central’noji Rady, in: Ibid., p. 
371-374; Mark, R.A.: Die ukrainischen Gebiete 1914-1922: Krieg, Revolution, 
gescheiterte Staatsbildung, in: Ukraine. Geographie – Ethnische Struktur – 
Geschichte – Sprache und Literatur – Kultur – Politik – Bildung – Wirtschaft 
–Recht. Ed. Peter Jordan, Andreas Kappeler, Walter Lukan and Josef Vogel. Wien, 
2001(=Osthefte, Sonderband 15), p. 279-292)

3. Thursday, Sept. 6th:
Korenizacija – nation-building in the twenties.
(Readings: Perši postanovy Kommunistychnoji partiji (bil’šovykiv) pro 
Ukrajinizaciju, in: Ibid., p. 16-20; Dyrektyv plenumu CK KPU v nacional’nomu 
pytanni, in: Ibid.,  p. 20-23)

4. Friday, Sept. 7th:
Stalin’s terror of the 1930's: collectivization, famine, purges.
(Readings: Simon, Gerhard: Holodomor als Waffe. Stalinismus, Hunger und der 
ukrainische Nationalismus, in: Osteuropa 12 (2004), p. 37-59).

5. Monday, Sept 10th:
Between Stalinism and national-socialism: Ukraine in WW II, the consequences of 
the war.
(Readings: Pohl, D.: Schlachtfeld zweier totalitärer Diktaturen – die Ukraine 
im zweiten Weltkrieg // Ukraine. Geographie, p. 339-362.)
Lecture: Holocaust in Ukraine (Prof. Dr. Frank Golczewski, Hamburg).

6. Tuesday, Sept. 11th:
Ukraine under Shelest.
(Readings: Dzjuba, Ivan: Internacionalizm chy rusyfikacija?, in: Ukrajins’ka 
suspil’no-polity na dumka v 20 stolitti. Dokumenty i materijaly, t. III, p. 
200-226; Subtelny, Orest: Ukraine. A History. Toronto [u.a.] 1988, p. 510-526)
Lecture: The Ukrainian Language in Soviet times (Prof. Dr. Moser, Michael, 
Vienna) .

7. Wednesday, Sept. 12th:
Collapse of the Soviet Union and Ukraine's independence.
(Readings: Boeckh, Katrin: Kontinuität und Ende der sowjetischen Herrschaft – 
die Ukrainische Sozialistische Sowjetrepublik 1945-1991 // Ukraine. Geographie, 
p. 377 –388, Lüdemann, E.: Bewegung in der Ukraine – von der „Ukrainisierung" 
zur Unabhängigkeit, in: Osteuropa 9 (1990), p. 833-848).

8. Thursday, Sept. 13th:
Orange revolution.
(Readings: Simon, Gerhard: Revolution in orange. Der ukrainische Weg zur 
Demokratie, in: Forum für osteuropäische Ideen- und Zeitgeschichte, 9 (2005) 1, 
p. 115-146)
Lecture: Orange Revolution: „Return to Europe "? (Prof. Dr. Gerhard Simon, 

For further information, please contact:
Alexander Kratochvil

Mail your application to:
Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald
Phone: +49 (0) 38 34 86-19029

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Managing Editor, www.encyclopediaofukraine.com

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, Toronto Office
20 Orde St., Room 125
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
M5T 1N7

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